Super-Rare 'Ebony' Finished Guild Starfire lV
1966 Guild Starfire IV Ebony.
This super rare, custom-color guitar weighs just 7.60 lbs. and features a mahogany body with a solid wooden block inside. Three-piece mahogany and maple neck with a nut width of just over 1 5/8 inches, a scale length of 24 3/4 inches and a wonderful medium profile. Single-bound rosewood fretboard with 22 original medium-thin frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Guild" logo and pearl 'Chesterfield' inlay. Specific shaped black aluminium truss-rod cover with "Starfire" in silver, secured by two screws. Serial number stamped in blind on back of headstock. Individual Grover open-back StaTite tuners with oval metal buttons. The top and back edges are bound with three-ply white and black ivoroid. Two Guild HB-1 (full-size) humbucking pickups with outputs of 7.11k and 6.45k. The pickups are positioned to achieve maximum bass on the neck pickup and maximum treble on the bridge pickup. Transparent acrylic (or Lucite) stairstep pickguard painted black from the underside after a "Star" and "Guild" logo have been silk-screened in gold. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way pickup selector switch on the treble horn. Guild black plastic control knobs with "G" logo on a silver disc. Guild Adjustomatic bridge on height-adjustable rosewood base and Guild "Harp" tailpiece. All hardware chrome-plated. Inside the bass 'f' hole is the oval white Guild, Hoboken, New Jersey label with model "Starfire lV Ebony" and serial number written in black ink. There are two areas of slight separation (1 /16 inch) of the binding in the two top cutaways and another in the back, bass side cutaway. There is some light belt-buckle wear on the back with just one small area 3/4 x 1/4 inch through the finish. There area couple of tiny blemishes on the top but overall this forty-nine year old, super-rare 'Ebony' finish guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. Housed in its original four-latch, shaped black softshell case with orange plush lining (9.00). (#1822)

Year Condition Color Case
1966 Excellent Ebony Original Soft


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Calabasas, CA
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